How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet How plastics contribute to climate change Unplanned industrialisation killing the Sutang river ‘Covid-19 medical waste disposal neglected’ Urgent need for plastic waste management policy and EPR পরিবারের পুষ্টি চাহিদা মেটায় খোরশেদের ছাদবাগান Tips to turn your kids into avid readers 10 Ways to Be an Eco-Conscious Tourist The urgency of efficient utilisation of renewable energy Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?
Category archives for: Health

‘Covid-19 medical waste disposal neglected’

whatsapp-image-2020-06-04-at-7-35-53-pm-1591280128451

Dhaka, 12 April, 2021: Around 93.4% of the Covid-19 related medical waste is not managed properly, says a recent study Although a year has passed since the pandemic unfolded in Bangladesh, the management of highly hazardous Covid-19 waste has not improved as the authorities remain reluctant to develop an effective mechanism. Experts warn that the amount […]

World Health Day 2021: Together we can reach a fairer and healthier world

Screen-Shot-2016-04-07-at-11.11.48-AM

Dhaka, 7 April 2021: World Health Day will be commemorated globally, under the theme “Together for a fairer, healthier world”. On this occasion, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for urgent action to eliminate health inequities and mobilize action to attain better health for all and leave no one behind. Inequities have always existed. Despite […]

Lead poisoning and stunting in Bangladesh: a missing link

lead-poisoning-bangladesh

Dhaka, 1 April, 2021: Long-term malnutrition might at first seem like a medical condition and its remedial measures easy, using balanced diet, appropriate for age, along with needed micronutrients. In Bangladesh, around 36% of the children are suffering from chronic malnutrition (stunting or low height-for-age). Not only they are more vulnerable to infections, but more importantly, […]

Vitamin D deficiency during COVID-19: a paediatric perspective

vitamin-d

Dhaka, 29 March, 2021: Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most prevalent micronutrient deficiencies in the world. It has emerged as a public health problem in many developing countries of the world including Bangladesh. Over a billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient. The worldwide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is 30-50% among children […]

FDA Pledges to Take Action on Heavy Metals in Baby Food

sgffd

Dhaka, 6 March, 2021: The Food and Drug Administration announced plans aimed at limiting the amount of heavy metals, such as lead and arsenic, in baby food. But consumer advocates said it was unclear how effective the effort would be without further details.   The FDA announcement follows a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee report in […]

Unnecessary C-Sections: A major public health issue in Bangladesh

unnecessary-c-sections

Dhaka, March 3, 2021: Caesarean section (C-section) is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby by cutting an opening in the mother's abdomen. It was developed as a way to enable a safe birth when complications in the pregnancy threatened harm for either the mother or the baby. I did not think a lot […]

সারা দেশে ৬ হাজারেরও বেশি অনানুষ্ঠানিক ও অবৈধ ইউল্যাব পুনর্ব্যবহার কার্যক্রম

152651119_1875619202586546_7881508914532370529_o

ঢাকা, ২৫ ফেব্রুয়ারি, ২০২১: স্বাস্থ্যগত ঝুঁকি ও পরিবেশ দূষণরোধে সরকারের উচিত ব্যবহৃত লেড এসিড ব্যাটারির পরিবেশভিত্তিক সঠিক ব্যবস্থাপনা করা। এর অননুমোদিত পুনর্ব্যবহার নিয়ন্ত্রণ করা। আজ বুধবার এনভায়রনমেন্ট এন্ড সোশ্যাল ডেভেলপমেন্ট অর্গানাইজেশন (এসডো), ইউএন এনভায়রনমেন্ট প্রোগ্রাম এবং ইন্টারন্যাশনাল লেড এসোসিয়েশন-আইএলএ’র যৌথ আয়োজনে অনুষ্ঠিত একটি ক্যাপাসিটি বিল্ডিং কর্মশালায় বিশেষজ্ঞরা এই মন্তব্য করেন। পিওর আর্থ এবং ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের […]

Why early child development needs urgent focus

Child-development

Dhaka, 18 February, 2021: The year is young, holding out much promise for a better tomorrow. Our young children are showing a preparedness, even a degree of eagerness, for going “back to schooling”. Our policymakers and leaders have begun the discussion on national priorities ahead of the budget season, with the word “tomorrow” assuming much […]

Common winter illnesses in children

winter_illnesses_0

Dhaka, 24 January, 2020: Winter is knocking at the door and few diseases are quite common in our children at this time. Most of the diseases that affect children in winter are common cold, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis and sore throat, asthma, earache, whooping cough, stomach flu or viral diarrhoea, scabies etc. Common cold or influenza […]

Siddika becomes World Alliance VP as 1st South Asian lady

Siddika_Sultana-2021-01-20-09-59-51

Dhaka, 21 January, 2021: Siddika Sultana, the executive director of Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO), has been appointed vice president for Asia of the World Alliance for Mercury-free Dentistry.  She is the first women from South Asia to become the World Alliance Global Leadership role since its operation from 2010, read a press release.  […]

Polls

Which Country is most Beautifull?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...